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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761708/the-potential-of-interprofessional-education-to-translate-physiology-curricula-effectively-into-future-team-based-healthcare
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Scott Edwards, Patricia E Molina, Kathleen H McDonough, Donald E Mercante, Tina Patel Gunaldo
Incorporating active interprofessional education (IPE) opportunities into the classroom setting is a potentially effective mechanism to enhance student learning both in the basic sciences and for future interprofessional collaboration. We integrated an IPE exercise into a graduate-level human physiology course at our health sciences center that enrolled physician assistant (PA), physical therapy (PT), and graduate studies students. Our activity adopted and targeted the four Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competency domains of values/ethics (VE), roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams and teamwork (TT)...
June 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755172/retrospective-review-of-student-research-projects-in-a-canadian-master-of-science-in-physical-therapy-programme-and-the-perceived-impact-on-advisors-research-capacity-education-clinical-practice-knowledge-translation-and-health-policy
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Courtney Lacey, Stephanie Scodras, Julie Ardron, Ryan Sellan, Martyna Garbaczewska, Kelly K O'Brien, Nancy M Salbach
Purpose: This study's aim was to characterize the nature of students' research conducted for a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) degree programme at a Canadian university and evaluate the lead advisors' perspectives of its impact on their research capacity, education, clinical practice, knowledge translation, and health policy. Methods: We conducted a quantitative, cross-sectional, retrospective review of research reports from 2003 to 2014 to characterize the MScPT students' research and a quantitative, cross-sectional e-survey of lead research advisors to evaluate the impact of this research...
2018: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754467/teaching-treatment-planning-for-protons-with-educational-open-source-software-experience-with-foca-and-matrad
#3
Daniel Sanchez-Parcerisa, Jose Udías
Open-source, MATLAB-based treatment planning systems FoCa and matRAD were used in a pilot project for training prospective medical physicists and postgraduate physics students in treatment planning and beam modeling techniques for proton therapy. In the four exercises designed, students learnt how proton pencil beams are modeled and how dose is calculated in three-dimensional voxelized geometries, how pencil beam scanning plans (PBS) are constructed, the rationale behind the choice of spot spacing in patient plans, and the dosimetric differences between photon IMRT and proton PBS plans...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746184/students-perspectives-of-core-value-development-in-a-modified-problem-based-learning-program
#4
Michelle E Wormley, Melissa M Tovin, Michelle Lusardi, Stanley Wilson
Physical therapy educational programs are tasked to develop core values in their students as the foundation of professionalism. Problem-based learning (PBL) is an approach that intends to enrich exploration of issues in clinical decision making, understand how patient care is supported by other aspects of professional practice, and develop examination, intervention and communication skills. This qualitative study aimed to understand, interpret, and describe doctoral physical therapy students' perspectives of core value development in a modified PBL program...
May 10, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741408/shifting-perspectives-on-pain-management-after-an-interprofessional-international-service-learning-experience-a-qualitative-assessment-of-pilot-data
#5
Catherine D Noonan, Sarah Scow, Brittany A Sheagley, Jennifer Bunn
Interprofessional education and international service learning (ISL) experiences are increasing in healthcare education and have the potential to broaden healthcare providers' strategies to manage patients' pain. After the addition of a physical therapy (PT) cohort to an existing interprofessional ISL, survey data was collected for program evaluation. Responses indicated altered ideation regarding the role of PT in pain management, and this theme was investigated further. Following two one-week interprofessional ISL experiences in Honduras in 2015 (Y1) and 2016 (Y2), participating students and preceptors in pharmacy, physician assistant and osteopathic medicine and Y1 PT preceptors were surveyed regarding their impressions of the PT cohort and the PT profession in general...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719326/prospective-study-to-evaluate-the-clinical-outcome-of-intralesional-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-in-the-management-of-peyronie-s-disease
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Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Nilesh Kumar Jain, Ankur Jhanwar, Kawaljit Singh, Durgesh Kumar Saini
Context: Interferon (IFN)-α2b in Peyronie's disease (PD). Aims: This study aims to evaluate clinical efficacy of the IFN-α2b in both subjective and objective manner for the treatment of PD and compared with previously used intralesional verapamil in terms of cost-benefit analysis. Settings and Design: Prospective study. Materials and Methods: A prospective study conducted from January 2013 to July 2016 in the Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India...
April 2018: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706279/a-pilot-ipe-workshop-integrating-ot-pharmacy-pt-and-pa-programs
#7
Diane E Hadley, Jennifer S Pitonyak, Kimberly D Wynarczuk, Sanchita Sen, Joan F Ward, Radha V Patel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an interprofessional education (IPE) experience. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: The IPE experience included 53 student learners from occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs at the University of the Sciences (USciences). This experience used an icebreaker activity and a stroke case-based activity as the activities within the workshop...
February 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684180/benchmarking-the-physical-therapist-academic-environment-to-understand-the-student-experience
#8
Richard K Shields, Shauna Dudley-Javoroski, Kelly J Sass, Marcie Becker
Background: Identifying excellence in physical therapist academic environments is complicated by the lack of nationally available benchmarking data. Objective: The objective of this study was to compare a physical therapist academic environment to another health care profession (medicine) academic environment using the Association of American Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) survey. Design: The design consisted of longitudinal benchmarking...
April 19, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643597/analysis-of-prejudices-and-attitudes-of-students-in-the-department-of-physical-therapy-against-people-with-disabilities
#9
Yung Keun Park, Je Ho Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to examine prejudices and attitudes of students in the department of physical therapy, in order to suggest basic data for constructing an effective program to develop a positive attitude toward people with disabilities and lower social distance from them. [Subjects and Methods] For this study, students in the department of physical therapy participate in the survey examining prejudices and attitude towards people with disabilities. [Results] First, there were statistically significant differences in the prejudice against people with disabilities among student groups divided by whether they had contact on a frequent basis currently with those who have disabilities...
December 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603734/school-based-physical-therapy-services-and-student-functional-performance-at-school
#10
Sarah Westcott Mccoy, Susan K Effgen, Lisa A Chiarello, Lynn M Jeffries, Alejandro G Villasante Tezanos
AIM: We explored relationships of school-based physical therapy to standardized outcomes of students receiving physical therapy. METHOD: Using a practice-based evidence research design, School Function Assessment (SFA) outcomes of 296 students with disabilities (mean age 7y 4mo [standard deviation 2y]; 166 males, 130 females), served by 109 physical therapists, were explored. After training, therapists completed 10 SFA scales on students at the beginning and end of the school year...
March 30, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581667/total-assessment-reassessment-evaluation-using-biokinesiologic-tarek-approach-case-presentation-for-theoretical-formulation
#11
Tarek Mohamed El-Gohary, Hatem A Emara, Mohamed F Awadallah
[Purpose] To introduce a new systematic physical therapy evaluation aiming to facilitate the process of examining complicated musculoskeletal cases. [Subject and Methods] The patient was a 20 years old male college student who had major motor vehicle accident one year ago. The patient was poorly responding to physical therapy and he felt that his case was worsening. The complexity of the case dictated a new evaluation with a different approach to resolve the barriers hindering the patient from showing functional improvements...
March 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579005/a-pediatric-service-learning-program-in-physical-therapy-education
#12
Yu-Jen Hou, Wen-Yu Liu, Yang-Hua Lin, Hen-Yu Lien, Alice M K Wong, Chien-Min Chen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this report was to describe a pediatric service-learning program in entry-level physical therapy (PT) education in Taiwan. KEY POINTS: To meet the needs of the local community and provide preclinical service-learning experience to PT students with people with physical disability, a service-learning program of a 2-day camp for children with cerebral palsy (CP) was developed in 2012. To date, 356 entry-level PT students have participated in this program, serving 286 children and their families...
April 2018: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578989/our-journal-unites-us-global-responsibilities-and-possibilities-for-pediatric-physical-therapy
#13
Ann F Van Sant
PURPOSE: This article was designed to describe personal and social responsibilities for strengthening the science of pediatric physical therapy and effective international research collaboration and communication. KEY POINTS: Common flaws in research design and analysis are reviewed with recommendations for developing research students' design and analytical skills. Our social responsibility to be informed by global knowledge is highlighted. Barriers to scientific collaboration and communication including international disparities in scientific development and language barriers are presented...
April 2018: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519190/nursing-students-attitudes-and-use-of-holistic-therapies-for-stress-relief
#14
Elizabeth V Kinchen, Victoria Loerzel
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore student nurses' openness to using or recommending holistic therapies, the strategies they use to manage stress from school or work, and their perceptions of the impact of holistic therapies on personal health. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative component of a quasi-experimental, mixed-methods study. METHODS: A convenience sample of undergraduate nursing students in a southeastern U.S. university completed baseline surveys, including demographics and three open-ended questions regarding attitudes toward holistic therapies and strategies used for stress management...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507260/trial-implementation-of-a-telerehabilitation-exercise-system-in-residential-aged-care
#15
Marie Hutchinson, Neil Wendt, Stuart Trevor Smith
The 2011 Productivity Commission report, Caring for Older Australians, observed that as the number of older Australians rises and the demand for aged care services increases, there will be a commensurate increase in demand for a well-trained aged care workforce. One of the significant issues impacting upon the ability of the aged services sector to respond to a growing number of older adults is to attract and retain sufficient numbers of staff. A number of factors are acknowledged to contribute to a failure of the aged care sector to attract and retain workers including: poor sector reputation, poor working conditions, including high client-staff ratios, a lack of career paths and professional development opportunities and low rates of remuneration...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504031/relative-and-absolute-reliability-of-the-professionalism-in-physical-therapy-core-values-self-assessment-tool
#16
Karen E Furgal, Elizabeth S Norris, Sonia N Young, Harvey W Wallmann
Development of professional behaviors in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students is an important part of professional education. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has developed the Professionalism in Physical Therapy Core Values Self-Assessment (PPTCV-SA) tool to increase awareness of personal values in practice. The PPTCV-SA has been used to measure growth in professionalism following a clinical or educational experience. There are few studies reporting psychometric properties of the PPTCV-SA...
2018: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503310/effectiveness-of-a-retention-program-to-improve-performance-during-the-first-semester-of-a-doctor-of-physical-therapy-program
#17
S Christopher Owens, Yolanda Rainey, Pamela Tucker, Brian Edmunds
BACKGROUND: To meet the expanding need for physical therapists universities are under increasing pressure to enroll, educate, and train physical therapists. Poor academic performance can result in student dismissal from a physical therapy program. The purpose of this study is to determine if implementation of a retention program would improve student academic performance in the foundational science curriculum in a physical therapy program. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort design was used...
2018: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500846/illustrated-instructions-for-mechanical-quality-assurance-of-a-medical-linear-accelerator
#18
Laurence Court, He Wang, David Aten, Derek Brown, Hannelie MacGregor, Monique du Toit, Melinda Chi, Song Gao, Adam Yock, Michalis Aristophanous, Peter Balter
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and test a set of illustrated instructions for effective training for mechanical quality assurance (QA) of medical linear accelerators (linac). METHODS: Illustrated instructions were created for mechanical QA and underwent several steps of review, testing, and refinement. Eleven testers with no recent QA experience were then recruited from our radiotherapy department (one student, two computational scientists, and eight dosimetrists)...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491495/comparison-of-strengthsquest-signature-themes-in-student-pharmacists-and-other-health-care-profession-students
#19
Timothy J Bloom
Objective. To determine whether there is a distinctive pattern of StrengthsQuest Signature Themes or leadership domains for Doctor of Pharmacy students compared to students in other health care professional programs. Methods. Students in Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Master of Physician Assistant (PA), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) programs at Campbell University completed the online Clifton StrengthsQuest assessment and received their Signature Themes. The frequency of individual themes and the leadership domains into which they are sorted by Gallup was analyzed for each program...
February 2018: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490575/students-motivation-for-interprofessional-collaboration-after-their-experience-on-an-ipe-ward-a-qualitative-analysis-framed-by-self-determination-theory
#20
Cora L F Visser, Rashmi A Kusurkar, Gerda Croiset, Olle Ten Cate, Hendrika E Westerveld
PURPOSE: Interprofessional Education (IPE) may depend for its success not only on cognitive gains of learners, but also on affective and motivational benefits. According to Self-Determination Theory (SDT), a major motivation theory, autonomy (feeling of choice), competence (feeling of capability), and relatedness (feeling of belonging) drive motivation in a way that can improve performance. We investigated which elements of IPE in a clinical ward potentially influence students' feelings in these three areas...
February 28, 2018: Medical Teacher
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